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Thread: How fast should theBarracuda MX8 be crawling

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    How fast should theBarracuda MX8 be crawling

    Got my flow at 3 hooked up the MX8 and it is crawling very slow. Any thoughts? It is going but I am just concerned it is so slow.

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    Re: How fast should theBarracuda MX8 be crawling

    Ok I watched some videos on youtube and mine is definitely too slow.

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    Re: How fast should theBarracuda MX8 be crawling

    Increase the flow rate and that will increase your speed.

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    Re: How fast should theBarracuda MX8 be crawling

    If I just leave out the flow keeper valve and adjust the other skimmer and the bottom drain it does great. No matter what I do with the flow keeper valve like change settings ect it just is so slow and does not climb the walls. Ran it for an hour with no flow keeper valve and it did well. If I block in the other skimmer and the floor drain with the flow keeper valve I end up with too much air in the pump. It crawls good then.

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    Re: How fast should theBarracuda MX8 be crawling

    Adjusting the other skimmer and the floor drain & leaving the flow keeper out is fine. You still have flow which is what the flow keeper is for.
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